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Professor Raskin receives ISME-IWA Bio Cluster Award 2016

Professor Lutgarde Raskin recently received the ISME-IWA Bio Cluster Award 2016.| Short Read

The ISME (International Society for Microbial Ecology) – IWA (International Water Association) Bio Cluster aims to inspire, facilitate and support the mutual exchange of knowledge in the field of microbial ecology research and its application for water science and management.

In order to recognize the importance of interdisciplinary research at the interface of microbial ecology and water/wastewater treatment, the IWA/ISME Bio Cluster created the ISME/IWA Bio Cluster Award. This prestigious prize rewards interdisciplinary research of unusual merit in this field. The award is biennially presented.

The award will be presented to Raskin at the 16th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology, which will take place in Montreal, Canada in August 2016.

More information about the award can be found on the International Water Association website.

The electrons absorb laser light and set up “momentum combs” (the hills) spanning the energy valleys within the material (the red line). When the electrons have an energy allowed by the quantum mechanical structure of the material—and also touch the edge of the valley—they emit light. This is why some teeth of the combs are bright and some are dark. By measuring the emitted light and precisely locating its source, the research mapped out the energy valleys in a 2D crystal of tungsten diselenide. Credit: Markus Borsch, Quantum Science Theory Lab, University of Michigan.

Mapping quantum structures with light to unlock their capabilities

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